We love when our little ones want to “get us something special” for Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it – the transaction usually involves our cash and no guarantee that said special thing will make our hearts flutter.
This year, to save you the pain of shelling out for something you don’t actually want, we’ve put together a list of gifts in their (ok, your) price-range that you can nudge your well-meaning kiddos to buy. Not only will you be genuinely pleased to get them, but your kids will love seeing you enjoy them, too. Win-win!
What to get your kids to get for you on Valentine’s Day
INDIGO COLOUR BLOCKED POUCHDoesn't every mom need a cute new clutch in her spring wardrobe? Geometric pops of pink, coral and white look not-too-sweet and gorgeously modern on Indigo's sleek version – and it won't break the bank, either.
Indigo Colour Blocked Pouch, $14 at IndigoIndigo
AMAZON COLLECTION STERLING SILVER MESH CHAIN BRACELETWe love each and every crazy plastic beaded bauble that our kids make us at daycare…honestly, we do. But wouldn't it be great to get something a little more, well, wearable? This simple silver mesh bracelet is a super-versatile option.
Sterling Silver Mesh Chain Bracelet, 7", $20.48 at AmazonAmazon
LUSH THE EXPERIMENTER BATH BOMBWhy should kids have all the bath time fun? Lush's The Experimenter Bath Bomb releases swirls of glittery-bright colour and the heady scent of fair trade vanilla and tonka bean the second it hits the water. Warning: it might be tough to keep the fam out of the bathroom when the tub looks this cool.
Lush The Experimenter Bath Bomb, $8.95 at LushLush
SOMA RASPBERRY DACQUOISE HEARTIf your kid wants to “treat" you to a box of supermarket bonbons, consider steering them to splurge on Soma's decidedly adult raspberry-spiked hazelnut milk chocolate heart layered with chewy, crunchy almond dacquoise. Good luck not sharing.
Soma Raspberry Dacquoise Heart, $20 at SomaSoma
GRANVELA HEART-SHAPED COFFEE MUGSYour kid knows you love coffee, right? Have them gift you this pair of heart-shaped mugs by GranVela. Not only are they incredibly cute, but they're also ideal for bleary-eyed parents who'd rather let their cups do the talking before the caffeine kicks in.
GranVela Bone China Heart-Shaped Coffee Cups, set of 2, $28.99 at AmazonAmazon
SOCKSMITH TAPATIO SOCKSIf you're the one with the hot sauce in your bag, you'll definitely appreciate Socksmith's wearable homage to everyone's favourite fiery California-made condiment. Available in men's and women's sizes, they're perfect to wear when you're feeling a little saucy (no pun intended).
Socksmith Tapatio Socks, $16 at FloorplayFloorplay
INDIGO MOORISH TILES FRAME IN CORALCall us old-fashioned, but we love a good picture frame – especially when it showcases a pic of our nearest and dearest. Enlist your S.O. to help Junior print a meaningful photo to enclose in this warm-hued frame by Eccolo, and you're golden.
Indigo Moorish Tiles Frame in Coral, $25 at IndigoIndigo
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES “I DO" HEART BOXEco-friendly Valentine's gifts? Yes, please. Crafted by Vietnamese artisans from recycled posters from a printing company, this cheery heart-shaped box is the perfect place to stash your tiny keepsakes and trinkets.
“I Do" Heart Box from Ten Thousand Villages, $8 at Ten Thousand VillagesTen Thousand Villages
TEALISH LOVE BLOSSOM ROOIBOS TEASpicy, sweet and inspired by the flavours and scents of Provence, Tealish's premium loose leaf herbal blend includes rooibos, sweet elderberries, lavender, rosemary and pink peppercorns – kind of like a mini-vacation in your kitchen.
Love Blossom Rooibos Tea Tin, $15.95 at TealishTealish
HEARTFELT ARTOkay, we know you've probably got lots of kid art at your house already, but a special Valentine's Day piece made just for you is a lovely – and easy on the wallet – memento. Set the kids up with supplies (construction paper, glitter, stickers, quick-drying clay, you name it) and have them go to town.Shutterstock